Indonesia’s Daud confident of defeating Kato in WBO title bout

Jakarta, Feb 5 (IANS) Interim World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Asia-Pacific lightweight champion Daud Cino Yordan of Indonesia has said he is confident of defeating his Japanese opponent.

The orthodox 28-year-old made the statement after the weigh-in at Plaza Semanggi here on Thursday, reports Xinhua.

He was upbeat over his target to defeat his opponent as his body weight is lighter than Kato’s.

“My body weight is below the limit, which means it is very good. The boxer with body weight below limit means he is in a better preparation condition,” he said.

Daud weight was at 61 kg while Kato, 31, weighed in at 61.1 kg.

“Body weight is one of indicators to determine the readiness of a fighter,” Daud said.

The bout, called “the road to championship”, is scheduled to take place in Balai Sarbini in Jakarta.

Daud has won 33 out of 36 bouts while Kato has won 29 out of 36.

The match will be the first battle of the two boxers.

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